Studio 23 airs “Miss Universe 2009” and “61st Emmy Awards” “WORST WEEK” AND “HARPER’S ISLAND” PREMIERES ON STUDIO 23

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Get glued on Studio 23 with the premiere of a new hilarious comedy show and a mind-boggling suspense series, and the exclusive primetime telecasts of “Miss Universe 2009” and the “61st Emmy Awards.”

Meet Sam Briggs (Kyle Bornheimer), a nice guy who seems to make a mess of himself 24/7, in the hit CBS comedy series “ Worst Week ,” beginning Tuesday (Aug 4) at 9PM. Despite his misfortunes, his newly pregnant girlfriend Melanie (Erinn Hayes) is still willing to keep up with his unlucky streak and loves him no less. Now, Sam must face one of his toughest challenges yet as he is about to take on a journey to fatherhood— to please Melanie’s mom and dad. Can the folks accept a walking disaster as their lovely daughter’s future husband?

From comedy, get a dose of suspense in the mystery thriller “ Harper’s Island .” Henry (Christopher Gorham) and Trish’s (Katie Cassidy) family and friends are off to a secluded island in the coast of Seattle for their wedding. Though they have made it to the guest list, that doesn’t mean they will all make it to the big day as an unknown murderer claims victims one by one. The supposed wedding week of fun and celebration suddenly turned into a terrifying struggle for survival. Who is behind the murders? When everyone’s a target and everyone is a suspect, who will be able survive and leave the island alive? ““Harper’s Island” premieres Wednesday (Aug 5) at 9PM.

Studio 23 also gives you exclusive front row seats to behold about 80 of the finest and most gorgeous women from across the globe in the primetime telecast of “Miss Universe 2009” on August 25 (Tuesday) at 8 PM . Watch our very own Pamela Bianca Manalo vie for the world’s most coveted beauty title in the pageant night to be held in Bahamas and to be hosted by “Access Hollywood” co-anchor Billy Bush and “Celebrity Apprentice” star Claudia Jordan. ABS-CBN will air it live on August 24 (Monday) at 9:30 AM with a primetime cable TV telecast on the same day via Velvet (SkyCable channel 53) at 8:00 PM.

Studio 23 also brings you the live via satellite telecast of 61st Emmy Awards , hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, (Monday) tentatively at 8 am and a primetime telecast on Sept. 22 (Tue) at 7 pm .

Among the nominees this year are “The Amazing race,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Criminal Minds,” “Samantha Who?” and “Ugly Betty,” which all air on the Kabarkada Network.

Meanwhile, life of the teens from Beverly Hills continues this Thursday (Aug 6), 8 PM , in “ 90210 .” Adrianna's (Jessica Lowndes) baby bump is the major topic of conversation among the gossip mongers of West Beverly High. Navid (Michael Steger) continues to ignore her, while growing closer to Nika (Noureen DeWulf). Dixon (Tristan Wilds), on the other hand, freaks out when Silver (Jessica Stroup) gets a much too permanent symbol of their love while Ethan's (Dustin Milligan) friendship with Rhonda (Aimee Teegarden) continues to blossom.

Don’t miss all these exciting offerings in your one and only Kabarkada on television, Studio 23! You can also get the latest updates on the network via Twitter at .

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